A new year has begun offering us another chance to pick our new canvas to paint with colours of our choice. I wish this year brings happiness and peace to all. Any New Year resolutions you may ask? Unusually, I’ve begun many things along the way in 2017 that I’d want to keep going for in 2018. I want 2018 to give me the patience to pursue them with conviction and perseverance.
Like every year we shall grow older and hopefully wiser too. What do I wish for to happen in 2018? I wish to lessen the chaos in my headspace and help me open up for experiences. A less chaotic space in the head is a better home for fruitful thoughts. I wish to nurture ideas that can bring about positivity; positivity in my thoughts, words and action. I wish to love unconditionally. I wish to quieten my ego, to remove any pain of guilt, to become my own and remain comfortable under my skin. I wish to strengthen my body, mind and soul. I wish to have more hygge time. I wish to wilfully be in the present. I wish to read more, hear more and travel more which allows the immense knowledge to pour in. I wish to keep it simple.
I’ve realised numbered goals are making less and less sense for me. I want to continue to have fun at my fitness classes. It would simply erase the happiness if I start to tell myself that my fitness goal is to lose ‘X’ kilos. I want to continue to have fun with the words that feeds my brain while I read stories, essays and blogs. It would burden me if I tell myself to read ‘Y’ books every week / month / year. I want to continue to have fun sharing my thoughts in my writing. I do not want to mark a tick at the end of 2018 with ‘Z’ blogs in my list of ‘what I did in 2018’. I know sometimes deadlines and numbers can help us push our boundaries to conquer better results. But, isn’t it a good idea to also give focus on the journey rather than just the destination? Every time I travel I realise it’s the journey that formulates our experience and learning which is far more satisfying than the mere destination which without a doubt shall give us a sense of victory.
Well, well.. 2018 has begun well. The supermoon illuminated our skies.
I read some amazing books in 2017 which spoke out to me elevating my moods with inspiration, humour and perspectives. It continues to echo its waves for 2018. I’m currently reading ‘A man called, Ove’ by Fedrick Backman, a Swedish writer. It’s a story of an angry old man next door. As I read halfway into this book I’ve begun to adore Ove. He’s angry, but, he’s also a hero. What I like about this book is, it’s a story narrated in such a way that anybody from anywhere could relate to it. I recommend this book for its simplicity. You could also watch the movie if you prefer.
During Christmas holidays I happened to spend some fun time painting this: